Lootas Little Wave Eater (Paperback)

An Orphaned Sea Otter's Story

By Clare Hodgson Meeker, C. J. Casson (Photographs by)

Little Bigfoot, 9781570611643, 48pp.

Publication Date: September 28, 1999

List Price: 14.99*
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Lootas, Little Wave Eater tells the story of a four-week-old orphaned sea otter that was adopted by the Seattle Aquarium. Color photographs throughout the book show how human handlers raised Lootas, then introduced her to other otters, and finally weaned her from constant human contact. Illustrations help educate young readers about sea otter habitat, food, anatomy, predators, and more. Royalties from sales of this book benefit the Seattle Aquarium's Sea Otter Program.

About the Author

Clare Hodgson Meeker is an award-winning author. She teaches writing workshops in elementary and middle schools throughout the Pacific Northwest and to adults at Richard Hugo House, a writers cooperative in Seattle, Washington. Born and raised in New York, she graduated with a B.A. in Music from Boston University and received a law degree from Hofstra University in 1980. She left the practice of law to raise two children and began writing books for children in 1993.